AMD Ryzen 7 3700X vs Intel Core i7-9700K

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Socket AM4 DESKTOP
3600 MHz / Cores: 8 / Dec 2019
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

Intel Core i7-9700K
Intel Socket 1151 DESKTOP
3600 MHz / Cores: 8 / Sep 2018
Intel Core i7-9700K

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    115%
  • Intel Core i7-9700K
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    100%
  • Intel Core i7-9700K
    106%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    136%
  • Intel Core i7-9700K
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

Much higher multi threaded performance (around 36% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.
This is a newer product, it might have better application compatibility/performance (check features chart below).

Reasons to consider Intel Core i7-9700K

6% higher single threaded performance.
Has an integrated GPU, which allows to run the system without a dedicated graphics card, unlike the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X.

No winner

Gaming

No clear winner declared


AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

Productivity

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

Based on productivity benchmarks, overall multithreaded performance and theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Features

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Intel Core i7-9700K
MMX
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSSE3
SSE4A
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AES
AVX
AVX2
BMI1
BMI2
SHA
F16C
FMA3
AMD64
EVP
AMD-V
SMAP
SMEP
SMT
Precision Boost 2
XFR 2
EIST
Intel 64
XD bit
VT-x
VT-d
HTT
AES-NI
TSX
TXT
CLMUL
Boost 2.0

Architecture

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Intel Core i7-9700K
Architecture AMD_Zen_2 vs Intel_Coffelake
Market Desktop vs Desktop
Memory Support DDR4 vs DDR4
Codename Zen 2 vs Coffee Lake
Release Date Dec 2019 vs Sep 2018

Cores

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Intel Core i7-9700K
Cores 8 vs 8
Threads 16 vs 8
SMPs 1 vs 1
Integrated Graphics No vs UHD Graphics 630

Cache

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Intel Core i7-9700K
L1 Cache 96K (per core) vs 64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache 512K (per core) vs 256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache 32MB vs 12288 KB (shared)

Physical

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Intel Core i7-9700K
Socket AMD Socket AM4 vs Intel Socket 1151
Max Case Temp unknown vs 72°C
Package vs FC-LGA14C
Die Size unknown vs unknown
Process 7 nm vs 14 nm

Performance

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Intel Core i7-9700K
Cpu Frequency 3600 MHz vs 3600 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed 4400 MHz vs 4900 MHz
Base Clock 100 MHz vs 100 MHz
Voltage variable vs unknown
TDP 65 W vs 95 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    4840 points
  • Intel Core i7-9700K
    5880 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    38649 points
  • Intel Core i7-9700K
    34560 points

Points - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    2101
  • Intel Core i7-9700K
    1542

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    199
  • Intel Core i7-9700K
    212

points - higher is better